Church Dedications

Note: Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt.

Shorewood Herald

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fourth Church).

Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist. Milwaukee, held formal dedication services in its church edifice, 2519 East Kenwood Boulevard, on Sunday, June 29, 1947. Three services were held—in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening.

The church was organized in November, 1920. Services were held in the Athenaeum, at the corner of Kiloburn and Cass Streets, until the completion of a temporary bungalow type edifice on the west half of the present site. On April 1, 1929, ground was broken for the new edifice, and in June of the same year the cornerstone was laid. The present building was completed for occupancy in June, 1930.

The edifice, of red brick with a slate roof, is a modified form of early New England colonial architecture, the type which prevailed during the time in which Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, lived.

Simplicity of style is one of the paramount features, imparting a sense of repose and peace, with columns and spire pointing upward.

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December 27, 1947

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